From Roll Call:
First lady Laura Bush is hosting a mystery luncheon for reporters on Monday. HOH got word of the event, and Bush’s spokeswoman Sally McDonough confirmed that the lunch was on but said it was a “closed press event” and offered no details. However, there was one surprising name on the invite list she did confirm: Helen Thomas, the grande dame of the White House press corps and a perennial thorn in the side of President Bush. Thomas tells HOH the invitation was made “in passing,” but she didn’t know what or who the lunch was feting.